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March/April 2012
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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March/February 2012


In Print

  • Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper, by the ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review Steering Committee, NISO, January 2012, ISBN: 978-1-9357522-00-1.

    From the Abstract: "This publication is the outcome of the NISO Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Data Standards and Best Practices Project, a successor to the Digital Library Federation's Electronic Resources Management Initiative (ERMI). The project's primary goals were to perform a 'gap analysis' of standards and best practices and make recommendations on the future of the ERMI Data Dictionary. The standards review and findings focused on five categories: link resolvers and knowledge bases; the work, manifestations, and access points; cost and usage-related data; license terms; and data exchange using institutional identifiers."

  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, Coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries; Center for Social Media, School of Communication, American University; and the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University, published by the Association of Research Libraries, January 2012.

    "This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library community itself."

  • UK Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library Resources: Summary Results of the Study Conducted Spring 2011, by Carol Tenopir and Rachel Volentine with assistance from Donald W. King, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), February 2012.

    From the Executive Summary: "The Scholarly Reading and the Value of Library Resources project measures the value and outcomes from access to scholarly publications in six universities in the UK. It seeks to answer questions such as: How do academic library collections support research and teaching activities? What is the value and outcome of scholarly reading for academic staff? How do reading patterns of articles, books, and other materials differ? It provides evidence that the library has an integral role in the university's mission of research and teaching, not just a supporting one, with scholarly journal provision benefiting staff and students alike. It provides further evidence that a well-resourced library may have a correlation to the overall strength and success of the institution."

  • Communicating Science and Engineering Data in the Information Age, Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Information to Data Users; National Research Council, 2012.

    "The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) communicates its science and engineering (S&E) information to data users in a very fluid environment that is undergoing modernization at a pace at which data producer dissemination practices, protocols, and technologies, on one hand, and user demands and capabilities, on the other, are changing faster than the agency has been able to accommodate. NCSES asked the Committee on National Statistics and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council to form a panel to review the NCSES communication and dissemination program that is concerned with the collection and distribution of information on science and engineering and to recommend future directions for the program."

  • Transforming/Reshaping JISC, JISC Transition Group February 2012.

    "...the Wilson Review concluded that JISC is an invaluable national (UK) resource and recognised the major contribution it has made to the success of FE and HE over the years. However, it also recognised that JISC had grown organically over a long period, rather than being explicitly designed for purpose and that, in addition and as with all other publicly-funded bodies, it now faces the need to operate within stringent new financial realities....The Review, therefore, identified seven key recommendations to recast JISC for the future. These included the need for JISC to transform itself into an even more focussed and effective organisation, as a 'community owned' separate legal entity." This report presents the recommendations for transforming JISC.

  • AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship, White Paper, AIMS Work Group, January 2012.

    From the Introduction: "One of the primary research outputs of the AIMS project is the AIMS Framework: The Functions of Stewardship. The Framework attempts to map an emerging world combining traditional archival practices with new technologies. While traditional practices evolve (one need only witness the impact of Greene & Meissner's article on 'more product, less process' (MPLP) methodology2 as evidence of this), the increasing sense of urgency at institutions for a scalable methodology of acquiring and processing born-digital materials will change the traditional paradigm even more."

  • Preserving Email, Christopher J. Prom, DPC Technology Watch Report 11-01 December 2011, © Digital Preservation Coalition 2011 and Christopher J. Prom 2011. Published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd.

    "[This] report from the DPC gives practical advice on how to ensure email remains accessible."

  • LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2012, published online by Igitur, Utrecht Publishing & Archiving Services.

    "LIBER Quarterly applies the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC-by) to all articles from Volume 19, 2009 onwards that are published in LIBER Quarterly (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Under the CC-by, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (February), published by the Library of Congress, February 2012.

    "In this issue:

    • The Top 10 Digital Preservation Developments of 2011
    • Thoughts and reflections on the Science 2012 conference
    • Update about the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
    • Read about the projects the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group and the Infrastructure Working Group are working on
    • Check out the latest information about web archiving and personal digital archiving
    • New videos touching on the topic of digital preservation
    • More news from The Signal: recaps of the World Digital Library's partner meeting, Dan Cohen's talk at the National Library of Medicine, how Viewshare is used to explore historic collections, and an update about the Bagit specification tools"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (March), published by the Library of Congress, March 2012.

    "In this issue:

    • It's the fourth anniversary of our newsletter. Check out our new look!
    • New Viewshare.org features
    • The launch of a new resource: our Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit
    • Talking about the future of the Federal government librarian job descriptions and the future of librarianship in general. What are your thoughts?
    • Tips for designing preservable websites
    • Read about some life cycle models for digital stewardship
    • An update about a National Digital Stewardship Alliance Outreach Working Group activity
    • Digital Preservation Outreach and Education news
    • Recap of recent meetings: CurateGear and PASIG: the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group
    • We recently interviewed four very interesting professionals about digital preservation topics -- read the conversations.
    • Upcoming Event: IIPC General Assembly, April 30-May 1, 2012, Library of Congress, Washington, DC"
  • What's New (February 2012), Issue 42, Digital Preservation Coalition and the Digital Curation Center.

    "In this issue:

    • What's On: Forthcoming events from February 2012 onwards
    • What's New: New reports and initiatives since the last issue
    • What's What: Institutional Research Data Management services: a growing trend - Sarah Jones, DCC
    • Who's Who: Sixty second interview with Kate Jennings, Tate
    • One World: Digital Preservation in France - Louise Fauduet, Bibliothèque nationale de France
    • Your View?: Comments and views from readers"
  • EBLIDA news, Issue 2 (February, 2012), European Bureau of Library Associations.

    "Contents of Issue 2:

    • News round-up: E.U.: Library Licence in US; European Parliament Resolution on access to books and other products.
    • News round-up: EBLIDA and Europe: European Copyright Society; Towards flexible copyright.
    • EBLIDA activities: Meeting EBLIDA-European Booksellers Federation; EGCIS position paper.
    • EBLIDA activities: Registration for the 20th EBLIDA Council and Conference opens; Tarja Cronberg.
    • EBLIDA's who's who? This Month: The Danish Agency for Culture.
    • Events and Dates"
  • Working Group Connection, January 2012, NISO.

    "Working Group Connection is a quarterly supplement to the monthly NISO Newsline e-newsletter, published in January, April, July, and October. Working Group Connection provides the latest news from NISO's working groups and committees. Working Group Connection will keep you up-to-date on the progress of all of the standards and recommended practices in development and maintenance, letting you know both what is new and what is forthcoming."


Point to Point

  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography, Version 6: January 2012, created by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "The Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography includes selected English-language articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, unpublished e-prints and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations. The bibliography does not cover digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, interviews, letters to the editor, presentation slides or transcripts, or weblog postings."

  • CNI Conversations, Podcasts on various topics from the Coalition for Networked Information.

    "Recent podcasts focussed on the following topics:

    • Feb. 28, 2012: Personal Archiving, AAAS, Learning Analytics, & More
    • Feb. 10, 2012: Horizon Megatrends; E-Book Self-Publishing; OSTP Comments
    • Feb. 7, 2012: New Economic Models for E-Textbooks: Cliff Lynch Speaks with IUPUI's David Lewis
    • Jan. 18, 2012: Large Datasets, Identity, & New Digital Scholarship"

Calls for Participation

  • Sixth International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'12), 28 - 30 November 2012, Cádiz, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2012.

    "[This conference] aims to bring together researchers and practitioners that share a common interest in metadata, its representation, its semantics and its diverse applications to Information Systems."

  • International Conference on emerging technologies in academic libraries 2012 (emtacl12), 1 - 3 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2012.

    "emtacl12 is an international conference for academic librarians, information professionals, academic staff, students, library system developers and suppliers, among others. The aim is to provide answers to the following questions: What can academic libraries do to address change? How can we adapt? Which technologies can/should/must we use/create? The conference is hosted by NTNU University Library, the Library of the Norwegian university of science and technology in Trondheim, Norway."

  • Narrative and Hypertext Workshop, 25 June 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 16 April 2012.

    "This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and science communities to share research and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and aesthetic perspective."

  • 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012), 8 - 12 October 2012, Galway, Ireland. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 18 April 2012.

    "The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, etc."

  • Balisage: The Markup Conference 7 - 10 August 2012, Montréal, Canada. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 April 2012.

    "Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information. The conference takes its name from the French term for 'markup', in a friendly gesture towards the city of Montréal, where for years people interested in markup have met each August for informed technical discussion, occasionally impassioned debate, good coffee, and the incomparable ambience of one of North America's greatest cities. (Despite the Francophone name, however, conference sessions, events, and publications are in English.)"

  • ETD 2012: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 12 - 14 September 2012, Lima, Peru. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 25 April 2012.

    "The theme of ETD 2012 is: 'Integrating cultures for the creation and sharing of knowledge – providing opportunities for the future'. Our goal is to explore and share opportunities between representatives from Ibero American and other countries around the world, in order to exchange experiences and knowledge on projects related to the topics considered on ETD 2012 program."

  • 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information, IC-ININFO, 30 August - 3 September 2012, Budapest, Hungary. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 4 May 2012.

    "IC-ININFO is an interdisciplinary conference which aims at creating a forum for further discussion for an integrated information field."

  • Seventh International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2012), 22 - 24 August 2012, University of Macau, Macau. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 5 May 2012.

    "The International Conference on Digital Information Management is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The principal aim of this conference is to bring people in academia, research laboratories and industry together, and offer a collaborative platform to address the emerging issues and solutions in digital information science and technology."

  • 6th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies, 24 July 2012, Graz, Austria. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 11 May 2012.

    "Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a solid foundation and exciting prospects for further research and development. The workshop continues a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest and current work."

  • IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing, 11 - 14 September 2012, Besançon, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 May 2012.

    "The scope of the conference includes, but not limited to, the following areas:

    • Track 1: Cyber-physical systems and society
    • Track 2: Social computing
    • Track 3: Pervasive/ubiquitous computing
    • Track 4: Sensor/actuator networks
    • Track 5: Security, privacy, and trust
    • Track 6: Applications and services"
  • ImageCLEF 2012, The registration deadline is 15 May 2012.

    "ImageCLEF 2012 is part of CLEF 2012 and will organize four main tasks:

    • Medical Image Classification and Retrieval
    • Photo Annotation and Retrieval
    • Plant identification
    • Robot Vision"

    "Registration for ImageCLEF 2012 is now open! You need to register to our system and also sign an end user agreement....Each of the tasks sets its own schedule. The first data release is expected to take place between March 15 and April 30, 2012."

  • Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge, 4th International Workshop (ARCOE-12), 27 - 28 August 2012, Montpellier, France. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 28 May 2012.

    "In recent years, research in contextual knowledge representation and reasoning became more relevant in the areas of Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and Ambient Intelligence, where knowledge is not considered a monolithic and static asset, but it is distributed in a network of interconnected heterogeneous and evolving knowledge resources. The ARCOE workshop aims to provide a dedicated forum for researchers interested in these topics to discuss recent developments, important open issues, and future directions."


Goings On

  • Appification of the Web (AppWeb2012) Workshop, 16 April 2012, Lyon, France.

    "This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to discuss the impact of mobile apps on the Web search and browsing paradigms."

  • International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and Visualization, 16 - 17 April 2012, Nice, France.

    "This meeting provides an international forum for those in the field of advanced search applications, data and text mining, and visualization technology. The primary focus is on tools for intelligence and the meeting examines the requirements of specialists in scientific and technical information."

  • International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations (ITNG), 16 - 18 April 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

    "[This conference] is an annual event focusing on state of the art technologies pertaining to digital information and communications. The applications of advanced information technology to such domains as astronomy, biology, education, geosciences, security and health care are among topics of relevance to ITNG."

  • 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2012), 16 - 18 April 2012, Porto, Portugal.

    "CSEDU...aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning."

  • 21st International WWW Conference, 16 - 20 April 2012, Lyon, France.

    "The World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. It began in 1994 at CERN and is organized by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture."

  • 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2012), 18 - 21 April 2012, Porto, Portugal.

    "CLOSER focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations."

  • 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), 18 - 21 April 2012, Porto, Portugal.

    "The purpose of [WEBIST] is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has five main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business, Web Intelligence and Mobile Information Systems."

  • American Society for Indexing 2012 Annual Conference 19 - 21 April 2012, San Diego, California, USA.

    "This event provides a chance to increase the appreciation of indexing in indexers' own eyes and in the eyes of the publishing industry and other industries. Indexing colleagues, members of the publishing community, and experts from around the world will meet to further that aim."

  • 10th International Bielefeld Conference: Shaping Future INFO-Structures, 24 - 26 April 2012, Bielefeld, Germany.

    "The hybrid world of printed and digital academic resources faces a rapid dissolution of accustomed barriers. Barriers between different physical manifestations of documents, pure textual information and various supplementary data, catalogues and databases, local holdings and information in a cloud, in-house and remote users, librarians and users, authors and publishing houses are no longer what they used to be....The Bielefeld Conference 2012 will provide ideas to renew structures of documents, data, services and organisations, i.e. the Conference will present a vision of future INFO-Structures."

  • Intelligent Information Symposium, 3 - 4 May 2012, Sydney, Australia.

    "This event has been designed so delegates can interact with speakers and vendors who have backgrounds in social media, taxonomy, information and records management, research, knowledge management, mobility, information design and architecture – to name a few topics."

  • ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2012, 5 - 10 May 2012, Austin, Texas, USA.

    "CHI 2012 will focus on the centrality of experience – from the models, theories and practical insights we need to understand and design for user experience to the irreplaceable value of experiencing innovation in our field through hands-on interactivity."

  • 2nd LIBER international workshop on digital preservation, 7 - 8 May 2012, Florence, Italy.

    "This workshop will provide an overview of the best-known collaborative initiatives: the stakeholders involved, the basic set-ups, the legal foundations, the business models – and help you analyse which alternatives are best suited for your organisation, your type of collection and your national culture."

  • ECLAP 2012 Conference on Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment, 7 - 9 May 2012, Florence, Italy.

    "The richness and value of the European performing arts heritage is unquestionable. Even though these collections are now being digitized and published online, they remain scattered, and coordination is lacking between digital libraries and the performing arts field; however, there is a high demand for access to this content. ECLAP fills this gap by creating a considerable, and hitherto missing, online archive for all the performing arts in Europe, and providing solutions and tools to help performing arts institutions to enter the digital Europe by building a network of important European performing arts institutions and archives and publishing content collections on Europeana, the European Digital Library."

  • 9th ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, 15 - 17 May 2012, Cagliari, Italy.

    "The Computing Frontiers conference focuses on a wide spectrum of advanced technologies and radically new solutions relevant to the development of the whole spectrum of computer systems, from embedded to high-performance computing."

  • ELAG 2012 (European Library Automation Group), 16 - 18 May 2012, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

    "Libraries are moving outside the walls of their buildings and the firewalls of their networks in order to provide information to users wherever they happen to be. They are applying mobile technology so that users can find information, whether they are in the street or the classroom or travelling to work or study. Libraries are participating in social networks in order to be present in the virtual places that users visit everyday. They are opening up and sharing library data so it can be discovered via external systems and they are expanding beyond traditional roles, curating raw research data from the laboratories to ensure that results are verifiable and data can be re-used. As well, while computing resources shift to the cloud or connect to grid networks, libraries are moving beyond local systems and information silos to discover, access and re-use information resources located anywhere in the world."

  • DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle, 20 - 25 May 2012, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (with a follow-up session to be held 7 - 8 January 2013).

    "This professional institute consists of one five-day session in May 2012 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2013. Each day of the May session will include lectures, discussion and an interactive component. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material."

  • Prague Summer Seminar in Libraries and Librarianship, 20 May - 2 June 2012, Prague, Czech Republic.

    "Since 2002, SILS and Prague's Charles University have offered library students and professionals a chance to journey to the heart of the Czech Republic. Entitled Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic, participants in this program will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism and the meeting of east and west."

  • 2012 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), 21 - 23 May 2012, Vienna, Austria.

    "This conference aims to bring together information resource management and accounting researchers, educators, and professionals from all over the world to discuss the frontiers of Information Resources Management and Accounting Information Systems, especially to exchange topics, viewpoints and findings that may be radical or even controversial."

  • Screening the Future 2012: Play, Pause and Press Forward, 21 - 23 May 2012, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    "Screening the Future serves the global community of stakeholders who keep audiovisual content alive. This annual international conference brings together more than 250 leading archivists, production companies, filmmakers, TV producers, CTOs, scientists, vendors, strategists, funders and policy makers, developing solutions to the most urgent questions facing audiovisual repositories."

  • 4th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, 22 - 25 May 2012, Limerick, Ireland.

    "Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance."

  • Digital Preservation Training Programme, 28 - 30 May 2012, London, United Kingdom.

    "The course content is aimed at multiple levels of attendee: people from technical and archival professions come together, to learn the same standards and methods for digital preservation. The overall aim of the course is critical thinking, assessing ways of acting and planning at an organisational level."

  • Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), 29 May - 1 June 2012, Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia.

    "The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) is a leading international conference in the areas of data mining and knowledge discovery (KDD). It provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas, including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, databases, statistics, knowledge engineering, visualization, and decision-making systems."

  • Eighth Spring Researchers Colloquium on Database and Information Systems (SYRCoDIS 2012), 31 May - 1 June 2012, Moscow, Russia.

    "SYRCoDIS is an annual colloquium directed to researchers specializing in the area of databases and information systems. The goal of the colloquium is to help young researchers to be acquainted with the work of their colleagues, to exchange experiences and to practice in delivering reports at international conferences."

Deadline Reminders

  • Digital Classicist seminar series. The seminars will run on Friday afternoons (16:30-18:00) from June to mid-July in Senate House, London, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 April 2012.

(Unless otherwise noted, text above enclosed in quotation marks is quoted from the web sites for those items or events or from press releases received by D-Lib Magazine from the hosting or event-affiliated organizations.)

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